Movies like Highway 61

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Highway 61 (1991)
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Highway 61 (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse from Thunder Bay, Ontario to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way. Don McKellar and Valerie Buhagiar team up as a barber and a smuggler running a corpse on the roof of a '63 Ford Galaxy 500 on a one-car funeral procession stretching from Northern Ontario to New Orleans on the only continuous highway between Canada an the U.S. What unfolds is a white trash odyssey filled with strange roadside distractions played eagerly by the likes of Peter Breck, Jello Biafra and Art Bergmann. If you've seen the bookends of this trilogy, Hard Core Logo and Roadkill, then you know that in any Bruce McDonald film, the asphalt has a speaking part.
Style: road movie, talky, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, harsh, light, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: on the road, motorcycle gang, coffin, trumpet, drug dealing, small town, road trip, friendship, chase, friends, misfit, partners, obsessive quest, society, small town life, buddies, social misfits, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, americana, odd couple, rock, jazz, heroin ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, new orleans, usa, cross country, america, california, tokyo ...

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Most similar movies to Highway 61

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about friends, buddies, brutality, partners, catastrophe, mentor and storytelling mostly in Comedy, Music and Drama genres. Some movies like Highway 61: Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989), Fubar (2002), Roadkill (1989), Waydowntown (2000), Tapeheads (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Finnish musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.
Style: road movie, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: music band, music, culture clash, society, friendship, misfit, fish out of water, rock, world, americana, eccentric family, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, mexico, latin america, usa, new orleans ...
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Fubar (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are ...
Style: humorous, not serious, offbeat, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: friendship, beer, cancer, band, artists and showbiz, friends, misfit partners, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, ambition, drugs/alcohol, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
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Roadkill (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her way through the Canadian back ...
Style: offbeat, dark humor, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: rock band, easter, road trip, chase, buddies, obsessive quest, adventurer, music band, on the road, missing person, rock, friendship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Waydowntown (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four young office workers have a bet going to see who can last the longest without going outside. In the maze that is the downtown core of a large city, glass skywalks connect apartment buildings, office towers and shopping malls. Its day 28 of the ...
Style: humorous, mind bending, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: workplace, contests and competitions, twentysomething life, nothing goes right, workplace situations, goofy hero, buddies, office, tunnel, stapler, flying, nerd ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Tapeheads (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: filmmaking, blackmail, ambition, partners, disorder, buddies, music band, fish out of water, media satire, rise to the top, nothing goes right, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
American Beer (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four young Canadian men are out on a road trip when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. They each go their own way in search of a needed alternator, but along the way, each one experiences an unexpectedly memorable adventure...
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: bar, misfit, heist, partners, disorder, buddies, obsessive quest, americana, friends, nothing goes right, on the road, misfit partners ...
Time: 20s
Place: california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Up in Smoke (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas. While the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana, Anthony ...
Style: humorous, realistic, offbeat, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: stoners, marijuana, on the road, deportation, smuggling, hitchhiker, smoking, chase, farce, incompetent police, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: mexico, california, usa, latin america, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in a separate storyline not related to the "Trailer Park Boys" Television show, but with the same lovable characters. The boys get arrested for robbing an ATM machine and spend 18 months in jail. When the get out, they decide to pull ...
Style: offbeat, not serious, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: marijuana, heist, trailer park, crime, chaos and mayhem, friends, life is a bitch, anti heroes, criminal heroes, crimes, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hard Core Logo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, biting, humorous ...
Plot: reunion, on the road, music, punk, celebrity culture, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, ambition, music band, friends, down on your luck, musician's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Roadie (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous traveling rock-and-roll show.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: on the road, rock music, lifestyle, obsessive quest, disorder, fall in love, misfit, showbiz, americana, rock, rise to the top, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Roadside Prophets (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sid and Nancy screenplay author Abbe Wool makes her directorial debut with this tale of a factory worker name Joe (X front man John Doe) who hits the road on his Harley to scatter the ashes of a co-worker. Joined by wannabe biker Sam (Adam Horovitz ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, motorcycle, on the road, friendship, fireworks, harley davidson, obsession, hotel, factory, adventure, friends, americana ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, los angeles, usa, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Pretty Bird (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and retaliations, kidnapping, and murder in this parable of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: nasa, unemployment, desire for fame, friends, experimenting, unfulfillment, friendship, society, ambition, obsessive quest, partners, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Duct Tape Forever (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an evil land baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, lodge leader Red Green is ordered to pay the baron $10,000 or lose his beloved lodge forever. Red considers various money-making schemes concocted by his buddies, but ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, feel good, based on sketch comedy ...
Plot: farce, americana, comedy of errors, hotel, ambition, friendship, underdog, rivalry, on the road, partners, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lost in America (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and emulate the movie Easy Rider, spending the rest of their lives traveling ...
Style: road movie, humorous, talky, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: yuppie, advertising, on the road, gambling, fired from the job, disorder, fish out of water, promotion, americana, couples, starting over, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, arizona, new york, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Human Traffic (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man I'm gonna blow steam out of my head like a screaming kettle. I'm gonna talk cods hit to strangers all night. I'm gonna lose the plot ...
Style: witty, realistic, biting, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: clubbing, escape from reality, friendship, masturbation, rave, weekend, fast food restaurant, sex, party, drug abuse, getting along, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: wales, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sugar Town (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: music, addiction, couples, buddies, midlife crisis, drug abuse, filmmaking, music band, infidelity, love and romance, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Electric Apricot (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Electric Apricot is a spoof of jam bands centered around the band, Electric Apricot, in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap"
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: music, partners, holy grail, musician's life, music band, on the road, rock, friends, artists and showbiz, performer's life, buddies, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Rolling Kansas (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a journey to a secret marijuana forest in Kansas.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: map, friendship, hippie, stripper, on the road, treasure hunt, marijuana, stoners, drug abuse, drug dealing, crimes, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa, texas, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles are about to get out of jail, and this time, Julian vows to go straight, even open a legit business. Soon the Boys will all be rich. At least that's what they've told the parole board. But when they arrive back at ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: marijuana, buddies, disorder, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, friends, crime, nothing goes right, chases and races, boss and employee, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two drag-queens and a transsexual contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. En route, it is discovered that the woman ...
Style: humorous, feel good, captivating, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: transsexual, gay, transvestism, bus, desert, gender bending, gay slur, on the road, cross dressing, australian outback, buddies, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicling the controversial career of bad boys N.W.H. (Niggaz With Hats), this uproarious 'mockumentary' lampoons all of hardcore rap's hot-button issues. This underground laugh riot recounts the rise, fall and resurrection of a ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, mexican standoff, music, manipulations, figment, friends, cons and scams, artists and showbiz, social differences, society, hip hop culture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, south central los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: "This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, cynical, offbeat ...
Plot: music band, heavy metal, cult, party, groupie, music, singer, nothing goes right, friends, musical tour, sexual activity, celebrity culture ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This wacky prequel to the 1994 blockbuster goes back to the lame-brained Harry and Lloyd's days as classmates at a Rhode Island high school, where the unprincipled principal puts the pair in remedial courses as part of a scheme to fleece the ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, social misfits, goofy hero, best friends, buddies, partners, obsessive quest, disorder, misfit, dumb, high school, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson, wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop, they and the flamboyant ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, offbeat, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, chase, on the run, buddies, heroes, disorder, eccentric family, deadly, false accusation, fish out of water, kidnapping, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 30 years after the first film, Oscar and Felix embark on a road trip together, to attend the wedding of Oscar's son to Felix's daughter.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, on the road, odd couple, road trip, marriage, nothing goes right, small town, partners, couples, disorder, screwball ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, florida, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Detroit Rock City (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, road movie, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, youth, family relations, love and romance, teenager, friendship, catholic church, rock band, concert, road trip, runaway, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Rubin and Ed (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ...
Style: offbeat, feel good, witty, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, friendship, salesman, road trip, obsessive quest, buddies, partners, goofy hero, friends, disorder, on the road, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Night Shift (1982)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, light, talky ...
Plot: pimp, friendship, prostitution, morgue, cons and scams, nightshift, nightlife, misfit, nothing goes right, goofy hero, fish out of water, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.
Style: humorous, offbeat, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punk, high school life, high school, rebellion, camp, rock, music, youth, culture clash, college life, college, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, offbeat, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stoners, hitchhiker, hollywood, chase, robbery, on the road, lesbian, monkey actor, theft, child abuse, gay slur, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%